nonsense: 8.25 to 8.30

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Subject: nonsense: 8.25 to 8.30
Date: August 25th 2017
Friday, August 25
* Tiny Hornets, or, It Didn't Have to Come to This, Brooklyn
* Awkward Sex and the City, Brooklyn
* The Infinite Wrench, Manhattan
* Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft, Manhattan
Saturday, August 26
* Rock'N'Roller Skate Ball, Queens
* Acid Mama Debut at Starvue Loft, Brooklyn
* Notice Me Senpai! D20 Burlesuqe's Annual Tribute to Anime, Manhattan
* Short Shorts Party, Manhattan
* Under Pressure: The Queen and David Bowie Sing-Along, Brooklyn
* Landmark Loew's Movie Palace Tour, Jersey City
* History, Mystery, Murder, and Money Tour, Manhattan
* Schtick A Pole In It: Rihanna Edition, Manhattan
* Ova the Rainbow: Auto Body, Brooklyn
* Salon: RIP (For Now), Brooklyn
* StellaMaris, Manhattan
Sunday, August 27
* Beach Ride, Brooklyn
* 10th Annual South Slope Derby, Brooklyn
* Celebratory Barbecue in Defense of Bushwick City Farm, Brooklyn
* I.M Lost, Manhattan
* Bullerengue Workshop With The Master Emilsen Pacheco, Brooklyn
* Back to the Futurist: Secret Speakeasy, Manhattan
Monday, August 28
* Pairs N' Pears No. 11, Brooklyn
Tuesday, August 29
* Am I Write, Ladies?: Third Birthday Bash, Queens
* Yes Lawd! Manhattan
* Algorave, Manhattan
Wednesday, August 30
* SpaceCakes Vol. 5/Joe Grillo: Hard and Heavy (With Marshmallow), Queens
* Fight the Feed: Allies and Intersectionality
* Underground Oceans
* New Dad
* Kill Deep Aerobics
* Loew's Movie Palace
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Tiny Hornets, or, It Didn't Have to Come to This
A musical folkloric spectacle by the Drunkard's Wife. Tiny Hornets invites you to experience our people's folk ways, mores, and lores. You will witness the folk at work and at play, dancing their authentic dances, and singing very traditional songs. Guided by an intrepid Ethnographer, you will meet many fascinating village types, including Essie, a young girl who longs for a taste of something more flesh.
Written and directed by Normandy Sherwood. Composed and music directed by Craig Flanagin. Sets by Yung Oh Le Page. Lights by Christina Tang. Video by David Pym. Costumes by Normandy Sherwood and Chelsea Collins. With Admiral Grey, Juliana Francis Kelly, Jordan Baum, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, Maxwell Cosmo Cramer, Alexander Paris, Blaze Ferrer, Maggie Robinson, and Kristine Haruna Lee.
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
8p; $12 for more information
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Awkward Sex and the City
This show wouldn't be here without you and so many other people in my life, and I will be forever grateful. This show has humbled me, taught me more than I could ever imagine about sex and sexuality, stressed me out, and brought me so much joy. Four years of hilarious comedians, sold out shows, shows with two people in the audience, and I never wanna stop. Featuring Krystyna Hutchinson, Care Stigs, and Angela Perrone.
The Pleasure Chest
1150 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
8p; $15 online, $20 door
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Infinite Wrench
The Infinite Wrench is an ever-changing collection of short-plays written and performed by the NY Neo-Futurists, a continuation of the company's signature late-night show running since 2004. The single unifying element of these short plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. We always appear as ourselves on stage, speaking directly from our personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with high energy audience participation. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work, responding to personal and social changes. Each night of performance, we aim to create an unreproducible living newspaper of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental. The New York Neo-Futurists are a cousin company to the Neo-Futurist s in Chicago (founded 1988) and the San Francisco Neo-Futurists (founded 2013). The NY ensemble has won multiple awards, has toured internationally, and has been producing a weekly menu of short plays for 13 years: part comedy, part storytelling, part absurd, wholly original. Featuring special guest/NY Neo-Futurist alum Cecil Baldwin this weekend only.
The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
10:30p; $19 pre-sale, $13 plus the roll of a die at the door
Continues SATURDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft
Check out rising stars and established comedians working their newest material at the venue Timeout NY called one of the coolest secret spots in NYC. We have an amazing line-up and free pizza. Your ticket is also good for free entry to Shane Maux's Haus Party, a hip-hop/house music dance party that starts right after the comedy show. Hosted by Petey DeAbreu of Petey's World. Line up: Sarah Tollemache, J.P. McDade, Eman El Husseini, Sagar Bhatt, Aminah Imani, Tito Garza, and Amber Rollo.
RSVP for exact address, Manhattan
L train to Sixth Avenue station
8:30p doors and pizza, 9p show; $5-15
21 and over
Jonathan Toubin and New York Night Train presents:
Rock'N'Roller Skate Ball
Come roller skate in Knockdown Center's Main Hall, with live music as well as DJs spinning oldies on vinyl. This party is a whole-building takeover, with multiple rooms poppin off at the same time, in addition to a enormous skating floor. Professional and hobbyist skaters alike are welcome -- you can bring your own skates or rent them on site for $7. Don't feel like skating? Grab some pizza and a drink and get ready to dance.
Featuring: Jonathan Toubin, the Tough Sh!ts, Tower, Jonny Couch, Chorizo, and Animal Show. Live visuals: Spencer Bewley and Gare B Scopi. Le Crunch Glam Dance Party Room with Josh Styles and Sophie Thunder-Murphy. Performances by Hula Hoop Harlot Melissa-Ann.
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
21 and over
9p doors; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Acid Mama Debut at Starvue Loft
With Toribio, Marsweather, and Dio Garcia. Diving deep into the odder and darker side of house music. Starvue is a private audio gallery/loft space/safe haven in Bushwick featuring a vintage sound system and amazing wood floors for your feet to dance the night away on. A place for like minded individuals looking to get away from the daily rigors of everyday life through movement. Nothing is for sale inside, therefore guests should bring anything they might need for the evening.
RSVP for location, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $10 cover, BYO whatever
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Notice Me Senpai! D20 Burlesuqe's Annual Tribute to Anime
A whole new show paying tribute to some of our favorite anime. Hosted by Iris Explosion, the show will include performances by Sugar Mamasota, Agent Wednesday, Mx Macabre, Cherry E. Valentine, Miss Suki E, and making his D20 Burlesque debut J.J. Sparks. With go-go by Kaoru Matsuoka and DJ Lee VaLone Drag keeping our toes tapping throughout the show.
The Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street, Manahttan
7p; $15-25
21-plus event with specialty themed cocktails from the mixologists at the Parkside Lounge
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Short Shorts Party
Secret Loft presents the wildest party of the year, a night of DJs, live music, libations, snacks, burlesque, dancing, and of course, short shorts. The theme is just what you think: short shorts. All varieties and colors and styles. Dress code mandatory. If you show up not wearing short shorts you will be made fun of and sent home. It will be board shorts, no capris, no cargo shorts. This is also a birthday party for Secret Loft co-founders Alex Neuhausen and Lilly Wolfson. Shower them in gifts.
Live hip hop and dance music: Jadon, Strangers on the Internet, Crimdella, and Paco the G Train Bandit. Aerial performance by Ariel. Short shorts pageant at midnight. There will be a contest for the most creative/flamboyant shorts. Winner receives a bottle of champagne. And DJ Shane MauX spinning house, pop, and hip-hop until the early hours
Secret Loft
RSVP for address, Manhattan
9:30p; $5 early, $10 regular, $15 late
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Under Pressure: The Queen and David Bowie Sing-Along
Bohemian Rhapsody. Rebel Rebel. We Are the Champions. Heroes. Queen and David Bowie created some of the most iconic songs in music history, not the least of which is their soaring collaboration Under Pressure. We'll be celebrating the impressive catalogues of these titans of rock through their music videos and live performances of their songs. All the videos are subtitled with the lyrics right up there on the screen for everyone to sing along with. This is real life, not fantasy.
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
10p; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace Tour
The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre is a remarkable building in many ways, including its grand decor and epic size, the design and scale of its structure and mechanical systems, and -- not least -- the ideal with which it was built: take the grandest architecure of European royalty and build it even bigger and better in America, but open it for everyone to enjoy.
It is quite literally the kind of building they don't make anymore. But just as remarkable is its place in American cultural history and role for several generations as a defining local icon.
And then there is the sage of how this once-cherished landmark was all-but forgotten and scheduled to be torn down, but was saved at the last minute by a grass roots movement which went on to become a community-based organization that used volunteers to renovate and reopen the shuttered Theatre when promised government support never materialized. The story continued when that same group took on the responsibility of reopenning and operating the Theatre as a non-profit arts center even though much more restoration work was still needed and no promoter or other organization was willing even to try.
And finally, there is the story of the ongoing struggle to both continue the restoration and also make sure that the landmark Theatre, which has now been embraced again by its community, continues to serve that community by presenting a diverse range of programming that offers something to most all interests and means to enjoy.
The tour will highlight Loew’s Jersey history, repairs and the restoration we have done through the years and our recent projects as we tour this amazing building from top to bottom.
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
Loew's 1p and at 3:30p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
History, Mystery, Murder, and Money Tour
Visit glamorous and notorious Lower Manhattan's most famous spots in history, infamy, and unparalleled opulence. Includes the shocking Wall Street bombing, the world's biggest gold cache, and arguable the most important place in USA history... and much more. Rain cancels.
Manhattan entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, southwest corner of Chambers and Centre Street, Manhattan
10p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY ******
Schtick A Pole In It: Rihanna Edition
Pole Dancing and comedy. Comics: Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross. Dancers: Blaine Petrovia, Jeanine Marie, Rene Bolanos, and Karimah.
85 Avenue A, between 5th and 6th streets, Manhattan
8p; $20 online, $25 cash at the door
212 777 1157
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Spectrum Presents:
Ova the Rainbow: Auto Body
We take you to the body shop for the tune ups/ oil changes. Getting in to the transmission, what's under your hood, it's gonna be fast and furious. With DJz Ryan Smith, Lauren Flax, Jasmine Infiniti, and quest?onmarc. VJ set at midnight by Gio Black Peter. Hosts: Gage of the Boone, Robotmoonjuice, Grisel, Danny Taylor, Jacolby Satterwhite, Avory Agony, and Jordan Stawecki. Full blown AC and no coat check.
The Dreamhouse
1022 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
$10 before 2a, $15 after, $20 after 4a, $5 off with dress code: race car yayas, monster trucks, taxi drivers: carpartbbs
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Salon: RIP (For Now)
It's Title:Point's monthly array of sights and delights, and August is our third-year anniversary and our final salon. We are also hosting a gallery-style show for the amazing Walter Wlodarczyk, who has blown our minds every month for over a year with his Month in Photos: New Dreams: Photographs by Walter Wlodarczyk: This is an economy of magic, folks -- good fortune and good fun await. We are here to fill the pockets of your mind with wealths of theater, story, image, information, knowledge, sound, and nightmare.
Featuring Title:Point, Peter Mills Weiss, Walter Wlodarczyk, Blake Bolan, Boom Bat Gesture, Harold Lehmann, G.J. Dowding, Emilyn Kowaleski, Julia Mounsey, Wendy Carlos Williams, Emily Calderalo, Dan Howell, David Pym, Mia Schachter, Nick Walther, Laura Ornella, Adam Endres, Sophie Weisskoff, Cameron Kelly, and Jaime Wright. Hosted by Catfox.
Vital Joint
109 Meserole Street (not Avenue), Brooklyn
8p-midnight; $5-10 sliding scale, cash only
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Tapestry Collective presents:
Join Tapestry Collective for a work-in-progress showing of the devised play StellaMaris. Inspired by ancient legend and contemporary pop culture, this feminist fable follows Edna, a demi-goddess sent to save Earth through reality television. Create your magic. Find your truth. Weave your tapestry.
The Drama League Theater Center
32 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan
7p; $10-15 tickets, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds
412 706 2584
Beach Ride
Bike ride to Rockaway Queens beaches. Bring swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, food and/or money for food, lock for bike, or leave your bike on the beach. Come prepared (tools, tubes, water, etc.) to ride some miles at a relaxed pace.
Meet at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
11:30a; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
10th Annual South Slope Derby
Every year in the end of August you can experience the thrill of witnessing our participants from the summer Soap Box Workshop race their fun, funky, eco-friendly contraptions down 17th Street in Brooklyn.
Since 2007, our Derby has been a staple of the neighborhood. Each year, the Soap Box Workshop encourages children to think outside the box. Children plan their inventions using sketches and calculations, bringing them to life with found and recycled objects as well as building materials. Over the course of the workshop, participants turn piles of seemingly useless trash into functional machines while learning about construction and design and, more importantly, having fun. Leading up to the race, kids test drive their gravity racers, ensuring the safety and functionality of each invention. At the Derby participants get to race their cars for real as friends, families, and neighbors cheer them on as they race down the street.
306 17th Street, Brooklyn
noon; $?
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Celebratory Barbecue in Defense of Bushwick City Farm
We're being threatened with eviction. Come out to show your support for this essential community resource. We'll have the grill on, bring food and beverages to share, fun for the whole family.
Bushwick City Farm is a space built by and for the community. It provides essential community resources (free healthy food in the middle of a food desert, a free community gathering space, a safe space for kids to play and learn, education about food, health, carpentry, animals, etc.) These are resources that the city works hard and pays a lot of money to provide, and they don't do it as well as we're doing it. Therefore, it is the city's responsibility to step in and ensure that we can continue doing our work, by allowing us to stay in this lot. The landlord wants to develop? This lot is already developed. It has been developed into a farm.
Bushwick City Farm
354 Stockton Street, at Lewis Avenue,  Brooklyn
3-8p, 4p speakers, 5p speakers; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
I.M Lost
We’re putting on a show about clowns in NYC that is funny, strange, genre-bending and frenzy-inducing, and we'd love it if you could include us. I.M. Lost is a show based on interviews with clowns, clown games and the author/performer Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn’s experiences with clown training. Clowns fail again and again, but despite all logic to the contrary, believe that things will be different the next time. Nathalie’s clown, dubbed Little Snotty the Disaster, is a BIG failure. But she doesn’t know how to cultivate the clown’s irrational hope. We follow her through encounters with birthday, hospital, and theatre clowns who discuss failure and why they keep pouring all their work, pain and love into something that’s sort of dumb and useless.
The show incorporates interactive clown games in which the audience becomes involved in the experience of both clown fun and clown failure. Come explore the pun-tastic world of hospital clowning, attend a clown funeral, learn how to correctly paint on a clown eyebrow, laugh at our failures, and play silly games with us as we spiral into chaos.
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, Manhattan
8p; $15
Continues through SUNDAY, September 3
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Bullerengue Workshop With The Master Emilsen Pacheco
The sound of the bullerengue drum has reverberated in the regions of San Juan de Urabá and Bolivar Grande from those distant memories of the first migrations of black people and is still heard today. Full of emotion, sorrow, and joy, this ancestral music is perhaps the oldest African-American musical tradition in Colombia and the singer and tambolero Emilsen Pacheco Blanco is considered one of the genre’s leading exponents. He’ll be joined by the New York-based bullerengue collective Bulla en el Barrio.
Bulla En El Barrio is a group that aims to share the traditions, experiences, and lives of the Colombian cantadoras from the regions of Uraba, Cordoba, Bolivar, and Atlantico. Bulla en el Barrio is an effort to open a space in New York City to explore at a deeper level the songs and the dances that are part of these traditions. From its early days, that has been a tool for women to express themselves.
Starr Bar
214 Starr Street, Bushwick Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson Street station
5-9p; $15 suggested
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Back to the Futurist: Secret Speakeasy
See 16mm short films, hear original vinyl records, enjoy actual antiques you can handle and get demonstrated, drink and enjoy refreshments.
The Museum of Interesting Things will teach you how you can actually go Back to the Future. We bring items that you may think are today or tomorrow but actually are yesterday. Those futurist items made us go back and then back further and through our extensive research and collection we found the future right there in the past.
The Loft at Prince Street
177 Prince Street, Manhattan
6-10p; $10
all ages
Pairs N' Pears No. 11
A monthly benefit show where there are different pairs of artists each working in different performance genres, a pair of musical hosts, and literal pears. This month features comedy by Karolena Theresa and Mamoudou N'Diaye, music by Lara Yuko and Dan Rider, and dance by Tailor Lee and Rebecca Hidalgo. Hosted by Squidssidy, a folk-rock music duo with a penchant for banter comprised of Cassidy Dawn Graves and Stephanie Guedalia.
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $5 suggested benefits Trans Relief Project and Adapt
Am I Write, Ladies?: Third Birthday Bash
An evening of work from women and gender non-conforming artists, featuring a diverse array of artists and disciplines, celebrating the show's third year of existence. Hosted and curated by Cassidy Dawn Graves and Nikki Vega. There may be cake.
With performances by Dana Friedman, Anushka Patil, Ami Madeleine, skye rosales elvirus, Bear Lee Legal, Lady Bedbug, and Rachel Lipstein, and visual art by Jamie Sanin, Mandy U. Wright, Neah Gray, and Florencia Alvarado.
The Footlight Bar
465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
8:30p doors, 9p show; $10
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Yes Lawd!
With our first Yes Lawd! party, we introduced you to your new Tuesday night spot at Mr. Wu's Basement. We're keeping the hype train going, only this time you won’t only get your resident DJ's Jean Sean and Anna Collecta. This week we're bringing your girlfriends favorite DJ, Boston Chery, to wear down your dancing shoes. Also joining us is our gogo dancing queen Nikki Delmonico. Come see how easily we can make your Tuesdays feel like Fridays.
Mr Wu's Basement
93 Bowery, Manhattan
10p-3:30a; $free
786 655 2854
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
A live coded evening of the succession of repetitive conditionals. Dance music collabs between musicians and their laptops, trippy visuals improvised with code. Featuring sounds by BITLIP, 2050, and Sicchio, and visuals by Ulysses Popple and Sean Lee
145 West 14th Street, Manhattan
7p doors; $cheap
SpaceCakes Vol. 5/Joe Grillo: Hard and Heavy (With Marshmallow)
Always our favorite day of the month, Frankie Pancakes and Nick Spaceman join forces to play all the records they can't spin when we disco. Join us on an odyssey through heavy, cosmic, and deep vinyl vibrations, featuring live MIDI-visuals all night from Ronnie Highlight. This month's SpaceCakes also doubles as an opening reception for Flattopps' new show, featuring over 60 original pieces from Dearraindrop's infamous Joe Grillo.  Drink specials, lottsa fog, and sounds/visions from waayyyyy out.
33-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens
8p-2a; $free
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Fight the Feed: Allies and Intersectionality
This month Fight the Feed looks at how we can be good allies, and really help each other, as advocates, and as people.  We'll be speaking with Lillian Rivera from Hetrick-Martin, and Kenneth Shelton Jr from Black Lives Matter Greater New York, along with some other special guests.
Legion Bar
790 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p; $?
Transplants Comedy Show
Transplants Comedy Show is by comedians who are not New Yorkers telling jokes and stories about NYC and their hometowns. Line up: Harris Mayersohn, Carlos Delgado, Anders Lee, Jessica Mears, Katie Boyle, Sarah Lazarus Mival, Maria Wojciechowski, and Casey James Salengo.
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens
7.30p; $7 online, $10 door
* Coney Island Film Festival, September 8-10
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***** ARTY STUFF *****
* The Figment summer season is heating up as is the weather outside. Designed by nine different artists, the Minigolf Course is one of our most beloved installations. The course cannot continue to run without your support. Sign up today to work a shift at the Minigolf kiosk with friends or family. Spend the day on beautiful Governors Island, giving out clubs and balls to hundreds of happy children and adults alike.
Before we had a name the Spectre Event Horizon Group used to meet at a bar to commiserate and trade what our business friends like to call "best practices." Now online, our area of interest remains the ever-fascinating sci-fi present. Our simple intent is an informal trade of specialized investigative research, presented as gossip for the non-specialist. It's true we once were an active email list but at this point everything is searchable and commented upon here: The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact]at]
***** Underground Oceans *****
"Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water hiding up to 400 miles beneath the surface. The discovery could transform our understanding of how the planet was formed, suggesting that Earth’s water may have come from within, rather than from collisions with large, icy comets. Scientists have been looking for this missing deep water for decades, which may explain the vast amount of liquid water on the surface of our planet.”
Overheard is from Irene Pedruelo's Mi Niu York, a weekly newsletter for curious characters, treasure hunters, and eccentrics. You can sign up for her favorite stories, projects, artworks, and quotations at
People say amazing things when they think no one is listening. Overheard is about capturing these moments. We share one quotation each week that stuck with us. It's always unsolicited and unedited.
What did you overhear this week? Submit a quotation and a brief description of the scenario to Irene at irenecroga]at]
Overheard on the F train. New dad to passengers while he clumsily hits everyone on the subway with his stroller:
-- "Sorry, sorry, I haven't been doing this long."
We look for the sort of classes you circled in college course catalogs but never managed to fit into your schedule. And we also look for the kind of things that no college could teach. Cheap and eclectic is the rule, though all rules get broken occasionally, and we especially love workshops, round-tables, and teachers who won't take your work out of your hands and show you how to do it right. One-time listings are categorized weekly, with general recurring classes listed at the end on the first Friday of each month. We thrive on your suggestions, so make sure to tell us about upcoming classes.
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]
***** LEARNING: FRIDAY *****
Kill Deep Aerobics
Deep Aerobics, short for Death Electric Emo Protest Aerobics, is an absurdist workout form invented in 2007 by Miguel Gutierrez.
Deep is a participatory, performance event. Gutierrez leads a one hour class open and available to anyone who is interested in showing up. Participants are invited to come in costume, or to create a costume on site at the “Transformation Station.” This is an essential aspect of the work, reflecting a long standing tradition of the “mask” in theater or tribal cultures, and also drag performance. The costume allows you to become other than who you are, which in turn makes you more like yourself. Gutierrez is the guru/shaman/activist/cult leader guiding the horde through a series of simple and ridiculous meta-conscious self and world transforming actions modeled after the structure and instructions from conventional aerobics classes, theater games, protest activity, New Age encounter workshops and social sculpture.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
8-10p; $free
Space and Light
In this workshop, participants will work to make a formative poem with elements such as plexiglass, paper, colored pencil and light.
Working with artist Eunhyea Choi artists will express immaterial elements through an abstract language. Casting shadows onto paper or plexiglass, using a smartphone flashlight, participants will produce abstract shapes, then render these shapes with a drawing medium. This technique is an excellent way to begin to explore abstraction as a creative language.
Choi will illustrate examples of her works and explain how to make images in a similar style, encouraging participating artists to go beyond the page and explore three-dimensional planes.
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City
3-5p; $free
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
Kombucha Papermaking
Kombucha: For centuries it’s been brewed as a tangy beverage made of tea and a symbiotic glob of bacteria and yeast. In this bioart papermaking course you will explore a new way to utilize kombucha. It is not only a great source of probiotics—it can also grow a renewable art material.
Using emerging biotech we can grow our art from living materials. Participants will grow paper from a living kombucha culture. We will discuss brewing techniques, and contextualize this process within bioart. Participants will walk away with their own kombucha cultures and parchment-like paper they grew themselves. In addition, students will have a chance to grow their own materials and paint with naturally extracted inks.
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
11a-1p; $25-$50
Small Business Workshop
Businesses that are certified as Minority / Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) have priority when selling their products and services to the city, state, and federal governments.
If you are a business owner and would like to learn about the benefits and process for achieving the M/WBE certification, then this is the course for you.
Businesses must be in operation for at least one year to qualify for certification. Sole proprietors (freelancers) are eligible. You do not have to be incorporated to get the certification.
Brooklyn Cooperative
834 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
5-8p; $free
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***** HANDS: SATURDAY *****
* Join our volunteer team for the Last New Project of the Summer. The marquee will shine brighter this season -- if we have enough volunteers to re-lamp it. This Saturday we’ll start cleaning the yellow enamel on the front of the marquee and once that’s clean we’ll begin re-installation of the chaser bulbs on the front of the marquee and the bulbs under the marquee as well. Come on in if you can help light up the marquee brighter this show season. Please note that for the marquee project, volunteers will need to be able to stand on ladders and must not be afraid of heights. And over the next few weeks we will need volunteers who can help with audio/communication/low-voltage wiring for our continuing sound system upgrades. To volunteer you can email us at: volunteerteamatloewsj]at] or you can just come in. Work begins by noon and we usually work until 5:30 or 6p. We ask that volunteers give us at least three hours between noon and 6p.
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